PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — Police say an officer apparently shot himself in the leg by accident at a suburban Philadelphia training facility.
It happened at an indoor firing range at the Montgomery County Fire Academy shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say the officer was training with other police at the time and has been flown to a Philadelphia hospital for treatment.
Plymouth Deputy Police Chief John Myrsiades says investigators believe the shot grazed the officer’s leg and may have entered his calf. Authorities say he is conscious and alert.
The incident remains under investigation.
A Montgomery County government spokesman says the officer’s name has not been released.